encantar

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Catalan[edit]

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From Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

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encantar (first-person singular present encanto, past participle encantat)

  1. to enchant, to charm, to delight
  2. to love, to enjoy
  3. to bewitch, to put a spell on

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In the sense of 'love', the person loving is used as the direct object, and the person/thing loved as the subject.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese encantar, from Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

Verb[edit]

encantar (first-person singular present encanto, first-person singular preterite encantei, past participle encantado)

  1. to enchant, charm
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of encantar
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of encantar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese encantar, from Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.kɐ̃.ˈtaɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ẽ.kɐ̃.ˈta(χ)/, /ẽ.kɐ̃.ˈta(ɾ)/
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩ.kɐ̃.ˈta(h)/
  • Hyphenation: en‧can‧tar

Verb[edit]

encantar (first-person singular present indicative encanto, past participle encantado)

  1. to enchant or charm
  2. to delight
  3. to bewitch or put a spell on

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

Verb[edit]

encantar (first-person singular present encanto, first-person singular preterite encanté, past participle encantado)

  1. to delight, be delighting to, to charm, enchant
  2. to please
  3. (with reversed subject and object) to like very much, love, enjoy
    Me encantan los mariscos.I love seafood (more literally, seafood pleases me).
  4. to bewitch

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